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Vrede en Lust Winery

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Address: Intersection of R45 and Klapmuts Rds | Simondium, Franschhoek 7670, South Africa
Phone Number: 0218741611
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture,...

Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture, undulating vineyards, breathtaking scenery and world-class leisure facilities. Our cellar door is open daily, with free wine tasting or special wine enthusiast food and wine pairings. Luxurious accommodation for up to 42 people plus one of the most sought-after wedding and event venues in the country. The very popular LUST Bistro & Bakery is family friendly and open for early breakfasts, late lunches and everything in between.

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We had a great time sitting on the deck and looking at the beautiful mountain backdrop enjoying the lovely wines. Elzanne was a great host and made the entire experience very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time sitting on the deck and looking at the beautiful mountain backdrop enjoying the lovely wines. Elzanne was a great host and made the entire experience very memorable!!!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lynne was quite a knowledgable and welcoming host at the winery. She deftly walked us through the selections, giving us context as well as setting expectations. A comprehensive and delightful experience... And wines that will be part of our lives long beyond our visit to South Africa.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful way to warm up on a winter's day in South Africa! Lynnne gave us all the best insider tips - food and wine pairings, chocolate and Sauvignon. I can only hope to come back soon!!

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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The wine tasting is well priced at R25 per person. They give personal attention and we sat in front of a great fireplace. They accommodated our requests - red only, white only, and combination of both. Time well spent.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Just a walk down the road from the beautiful Angala Boutique Hotel, this wine farm is a delight. With majestic views out over their vineyards as you sit enjoying a tasting and cheese platter, there isn't much more one can ask for from this life. Take a few bottles back with you and the day would have been a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Just out from the main town, this spot as a great place to spend some time and relax! prices are on the high side but the wines make up for it! The Jess and boet erasmus were stabd outs with many other great farms in the nearby

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This was our last wine stop which completed our weekend away to Franschoek Wow what awesome views. So pleased we did stop for lunch at the Lust restaurant which was excellent.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Betro was there to welcome us and gave us wonderful advice on wines to select. It was great fun and the wines are superb. Many thanks to Betro. Annie & Terry

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My wife and I went here for wine tasting in April. We had Lynne as our host and she did a nice job explaining the different wines and was a joy. We bought a couple of bottles and enjoyed them about a week later when we were on safari in Limpopo. Red wines were outstanding.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Try to go on a good day - sit outside, relax, enjoy the view and try the wines on the testing menu. Staff are knowledgeable and give you ample time to sip at your tasting portion and are certainly not pushy.

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